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The VentureFizz Podcast: Mike McKee - CEO of ObserveIT

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For this episode of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed Mike McKee, CEO of ObserveIT.

This time, I want to start with a question: How do the worlds of professional hockey and business relate to each other?

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Well, you're about to find out, as I interview my first former professional athlete for the podcast.  His name is Mike McKee and he is the CEO at ObserveIT, a company that is rapidly growing in Boston’s massive security cluster.  

Mike played professional hockey for the Quebec Nordiques before the franchise relocated and became the Colorado Avalanche.  Upon entering the business world, he graduated from Harvard Business School and later became an executive at PTC and Rapid7 before joining ObserveIT as CEO.

In this episode, we cover topics like:

  • What playing professional hockey taught him about the business world, and of adversity
  • How he charted his way through lots of different roles, to the point of landing a CEO position at a venture-backed company
  • His “hire slow” philosophy, and why he talks people out of jobs
  • And so much more!
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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.

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